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Program Assistant Svcs for Undocumented Sdts (Contract Position)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Program Assistant Svcs for Undocumented Sdts (Contract Position)

Job Category:

Administrative/Clerical

Unit:

Bright Success Center

Position Code:

SBSC9408A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

01/22/2020

Salary:

$22.66 - $24.33 Hourly

Location:

Merced



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

The Program Assistant Svcs for Undocumented Sdts Performs a limited range of counseling and advice to assist undocumented students at UC Merced.

Provides straightforward counseling and advice to commonly encountered situations independently, but receives assistance for unusual situations. The Program Assistant for Services for Undocumented Students, in partnership with the Coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students, provides essential support by means of technical efforts related to program tracking, communications and publicity; manages all program logistics including space reservations, financial, payroll and reimbursement processes; fulfills a critical role to communicate with external (federal) constituencies to sustain and enhance compliance with expectations as outlined by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and private grants; compiles data and other reports related to the program's outcomes; readily learns and adapts new software, policies and procedures to create a program of support for undocumented students.

Specifically, this individual contributes to the design and implementation of assessment and evaluation tools and techniques and performs and leads the associated initial compilation and analysis processes. The Program Assistant also develops and maintains awareness and insights into student support services campus-wide toward proper referral of undocumented students as needed, through daily interaction and formal and informal student success advising and consulting.

Key Responsibilities:

Provides general assistance and appropriate referrals for related academic, personal, financial, and/or career counseling difficulties as experienced by undocumented students. Analyzes and assesses students' problems and needs; communicates and provides follow-up efforts to ensure students receive the support that they need.

Provides support for all program logistics and office management. Including fiscal management of all funds and grants, budgets, transportation, and other expenditures. Pursues ongoing education, in collaboration with Sponsored Projects staff regarding federal guidelines and compliance for upkeep of the grant funding and reporting expectations.

Assists in the development and maintenance of reports providing key data; advises Coordinator on outcomes as needed.

Assists the Coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students with periodic financial reports as required by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and private grants.

Advocates on behalf of student concerns. Assists students with personal and academic development, as well as other concerns as they pertain to students' status. Astute in problem solving and self-management skills.

Collaborates with colleagues, campus units, and/or external partnership in addressing solutions and possible outcomes that contribute to the academic success of students.

Assists in the selection, training and supervision of paraprofessionals and student volunteers. Including overseeing student staff support as they pertain to the performance of their delegated duties (i.e., tallying surveys, event preparation, office reception, website upkeep, and other duties as needed).



Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 1 year of progressively responsible directly related experience or equivalent experience / training required.

Basic knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development required.

Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership required.

Familiarity with the methodologies used to enhance student achievement in a research university environment required.

Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented,
disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education required.

Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs required.

Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs preferred.

Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential document required.

Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services required.

Demonstrated ability to learn and implement student tracking software including Excel, Simplicity, and other similar tool required.

Knowledge of Federal and state policies, initiatives, or legislature that pertains to undocumented communities preferred.

Experience managing fiscal ledgers, basic accounting, or managing grants preferred.



To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

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